The Business of Venture Capital: Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies

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The Business of Venture Capital describes the various aspects of Raising the venture fund, sourcing and structuring investments and insights to generate returns in a consistent manner.  The book covers the distinct aspects of the venture capital investment process and provides insights and perspectives from leading venture capitalists, including the Midas list of winners who had consistent, repeated success in a world where every now and then, there are one hit wonders. This is the only book that covers it all- VC fundraising, sourcing deals and exits of investments.

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From the Back Cover:

"It's obvious from the first word to the last that this is the real inside story from a true insider. Mahendra gets it right, in tone, in nuance, in accuracy. If you read only one guide to becoming a successful VC, this is the one to read."
--Paul Maeder, Chairman, National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
"Captures the LP mindset succinctly--any GP or aspiring VCs can benefit from this book."
--Timothy Recker, Chairman, Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA)

"An immensely useful and comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about venture capital."
--Mark Florman, CEO, British Venture Capital Association (BVCA)

"This book provides a 'tip to tail' in-depth overview of the life cycle of a venture capital investment, from investing in ideas to capitalizing on its value through a sale. It is a critical resource for the bookshelf of any practitioner or entrepreneur."
--Kelly M. Williams, Managing Director and Head of Customized Fund Investment Group, Credit Suisse, a fund-of-funds with $27 billion under management

"For those aspiring to apprentice in the art of venture capital investing, here is a book that combines tools, tactics, but most importantly, the wisdom of the pioneers in this unique investment field."
--Philip S. Paul, Chairman and founder, Paul Capital Partners, a pioneer in the Secondary business; Chairman and founder, Top Tier Capital Partners, one of the world's leading fund-of-funds

"Mix in insights of experts, some thoughtful speculations, and some real-life examples and what you have is a valuable tool for any practitioner--venture capital investing is an art as well as a science, and this book blends these well."
--Catherine Crockett, cofounder and Managing Partner, Grove Street Advisors, a fund-of-funds with $6 billion under management

"When we formed Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB) in the '70s, the golden age of VC had just begun. For VC 2.0, this book packs the insights and wisdom of those who have done it, not once but multiple times."
--Frank Caufield, cofounder, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, one of the world's leading venture firms

"Mahendra captures the essence of venture capital investing. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in a career in venture capital. After this book, all you need is intuition."
--Timothy Draper, founder and Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a venture capital firm with offices in the U.S., China, and India

"This book covers a broad spectrum of venture capital investment cycle; an excellent addition to any practitioner's bookshelf."
--Immanuel Thangaraj, Managing Director, Essex Woodlands, a global healthcare venture fund with $2.5 billion under management

From the Inside Flap:

The definitive guide to demystifying the venture capital business, The Business of Venture Capital covers the entire spectrum of this field, from raising funds and structuring investments to assessing exit pathways. It is the first book of its kind to focus on the four critical pillars of the venture capital business raising the fund, sourcing and structuring investments, creating value as a board member, and finally, leading investments to exits. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, the book provides the necessary breadth and depth, simplifies the jargon, and balances the analytical logic with experiential wisdom. Starting with a Foreword by Mark Heesen, President, National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), this important guide includes insights and perspectives from leading experts.

The Business of Venture Capital:

  • Covers the process of raising the venture fund, including identifying and assessing the Limited Partner universe; fund due-diligence criteria; and fund investment terms in Part One

  • Discusses the investment process, including sourcing investment opportunities; conducting due diligence and negotiating investment terms; adding value as a board member; and exploring exit pathways in Part Two

  • Offers insights, anecdotes, and wisdom from the experiences of best-in-class practitioners

  • Includes interviews conducted by Leading Limited Partners/Fund-of-Funds with Credit Suisse, Top Tier Capital Partners, Grove Street Advisors, Rho Capital, Pension Fund Managers, and Family Office Managers

  • Features the insights of over twenty-five leading venture capital practitioners, frequently featured on Forbes' Midas List of top venture capitalists, including Frank Caufield (cofounder, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers), David Cowan (Bessemer Venture Partners), Todd Dagres (Spark Capital), Promod Haque (Norwest Venture Partners), Tim Draper (Draper Fisher Jurvetson), Brad Feld (Foundry Group), Mitch Lasky (Benchmark Capital), John Jarve (Menlo Ventures), Terry McGuire (Polaris Capital and former NVCA chair), Bryan Roberts (Venrock), and Bob Nelsen (ARCH Venture Partners)

Those aspiring to raise a fund, pursue a career in venture capital, or simply understand the art of investing can benefit from this book. The companion website offers various tools such as GP Fund Due Diligence Checklist, Investment Due Diligence Checklist, and more, as well as external links to industry white papers and other industry guidelines.

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